Underprivileged children living across the world live in poverty and are thus denied the basic human right of healthcare. These children filled to the brim with protentional are trapped in a cycle of poverty and suffering due to their unfortunate situation.

Across the globe an estimated 15,000 children before the age of 5 die  due to causes that could have been prevented by proper healthcare. The number 15,000 isn’t just a number it is 15,000 dreams extinguished and the lives of many more affected.

But amidst all this suffering of children there is hope! A hope that each of us can be a beacon for change and give these children a better life. It is up to us. Each child saved is a victory for humanity and you can help achieve each victory.

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” (President John F. Kennedy)

Many girls cannot complete their education. The parents of these children also don’t find it as important for a girl to go to school because of the discrimination and bias. They don’t view girls on the same academic or social level as boys and subsequently don’t make an effort to send their child to school. People believe that these girls should just get married off and their purpose in life is over. However, many others disagree strongly with this belief including myself.

I believe that women can in fact have an education, have a career, and be just as good as men. Families neglect their daughter’s education more because they believe that their son can succeed. To help these girls finish their education, we need to make a change in our mindset. We should help many families understand that daughters can achieve the same as sons. They deserve the same education and freedom in their life as anybody else.

For example, my own mother and her two sisters could have not been given an education. However, their parents believed in them and let them pursue and complete their education, unlike many other people in that time. And those sisters became successful, all because their parents’ mindset was correct. So like these parents, many others should strive to be the same and allow their daughters the same freedom as their sons or other boys.

Help me in trying to make a meaningful difference for girl’s education,

Neha Deshpande

 

Prashanthi Chitre Institute of Performing Arts presents Kuchipudi Rangapravesham (Indian Classical Dance Debut) of  Misha Nivota & Nayoni Chitre who are Disciples of Smt. Prashanthi Chitre

Date/Time: Sunday August 6th, 2023 at 3:00pm
Venue: Meydenbauer Theater, Bellevue, WA

Misha & Nayoni have decided to share this special day in their journey of dance, with underprivileged children who need our support. They wish to make a difference for children in need by directing all gifts to their charity of choice – CRY America. In lieu of flowers/gifts they request you to please donate to CRY America

Please join us and bless these young and aspiring Kuchipudi dancers as they begin their journey into the world of dance as solo Kuchipudi artists!

*Representational image use

Every child in this world is entitled to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, where he/she can play, learn and have happy childhood. However, over 33 million children in India who are between the ages of 5 and 18 years work as child laborers at tea stalls, factories, construction sites, domestic helps, etc. Not only they are losing out on their precious childhood life but are also trapped in the vicious cycle of child labor.

The fundamental step to break this cycle is to educate the children. Education gives them the opportunity to have a better future. It will equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to create a better future for themselves, and their future generations.

Please support my campaign to help educate these children and give them the opportunity to study. Every single contribution, no matter how small, will help children get closer to what they deserve.

 

Kirti Subramanian and Aditi Subramanian are disciples and daughters of Guru Smt. Gayatri Subramanian of KA Academy of Indian Music & Dance, San Ramon, CA. Kirti and Aditi have been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 13 and 11 years, respectively. 

Both are active members of the CRY America Club in their high school. As compassionate individuals, Kirti and Aditi seek to create a better future for these children and make a positive impact using the medium of dance and education. They dedicate their arangetram on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon towards raising funds for CRY America.

 

After years of practice & dedication, Shriya is all set to have her Arangetram event on June 3rd. This is a very important day for her & she wants to share this joy by dedicating this day to underprivileged children. Shriya wants to raise funds to support children’s rights in India & request you to please make a donation to her fundraising campaign in lieu of giving her gifts for her special day

Please consider donating to CRY America to support the various projects and impact lives of underprivileged children!

Fundraising page for the CRY San Ramon Student Chapter at Dougherty Valley High School

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela

Girls in underprivileged communities in India face numerous challenges in completing their education.

Due to safety concerns, the distance between home and school, the absence of separate and functional toilets, poor school infrastructure, child marriages, the family’s poor economic condition, and negative attitudes regarding girls’ schooling, education for girls is usually de-prioritized. These young girls are forced to drop out of school to help with housework or to earn a living to support their families. Many families are reluctant to send their daughters to school because of the violence and abduction that occurs daily. Oftentimes, teenage girls in India do not want to attend school due to the lack of sanitation and functioning toilets at these schools.

All of these reasons lead to the dropout rate for girls at the elementary level being 4.10% which rises to 16.88% at the secondary level (U-DISE 2015-16).

Given the right opportunity to study and grow, girls can live up to their true potential. CRY has helped give girls this opportunity to further their education. Girls have gone from dropout to national champions in sports. Some are full time mothers as well as students. My campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by girls and raise funds to help girls in underprivileged communities continue their education.

You can help me reach my goal by making a contribution!

December is the season of spreading joy, which makes it the perfect month for giving back and making a difference in the life of a child.

CRY America needs your support to reach the goal of $5000 by Dec 25th so that we can get an equivalent matching donation from a Seattle donor.

This is a one of a kind opportunity to 2x your donation to CRY America or even 3x if you have employer matching.